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A collision with a sheep on a country road initiates a whole series of weird and unsettling experiences for Anna and Nick which ultimately leave them both incapable of being certain exactly... See full summary »

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Greg Zglinski

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Jörg Kalt, Greg Zglinski (co-writer)
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Credited cast:
Birgit Minichmayr ... Anna
Philipp Hochmair ... Nick
Mona Petri ... Mischa / Andrea / Eisverkäuferin
Mehdi Nebbou ... Tarek
Michael Ostrowski Michael Ostrowski ... Harald
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philip Lenkowsky ... Barman
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A collision with a sheep on a country road initiates a whole series of weird and unsettling experiences for Anna and Nick which ultimately leave them both incapable of being certain exactly where they are: in the real world, in their own imaginations - or in someone else's imagination. Written by Be for Films

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Switzerland | Austria | Poland

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Release Date:

17 November 2017 (Austria) See more »

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EUR3,000,000 (estimated)
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Hunting season for the mind
25 December 2017 | by richard_sleboeSee all my reviews

This is easily one of the best German movies you will see this season. It's so tightly plotted that I'm wondering how to praise it without giving away too much. What is the housesitter up to? Who is the mysterious upstairs neighbor? Is Nick cheating on Anna? Or is Anna losing her mind? Greg Zglinski leaves you guessing for a long time. Half-way through the movie, several characters, including a talking cat, start dropping hints that were too blunt for my taste, but that's a minor kink in a very sleek script (based on an unfinished draft by Joerg Kalt). Philip Hochmair and Birgit Minichmayr are fabulous as Nick and Anna. They are both seasoned character actors with years of stage experience, and it shows. The camerawork is superb. The movie's trademark visual is the frame - a window, a doorway, a peephole, an actual picture frame. I took this as the director's way of saying that everything we see is someone's version of what's going on, rather than an objective account. If you liked Existenz, Mulholland Drive, Identity, Shutter Island, or Upstream Color, my guess is you will enjoy Animals as well.


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